Mar 19, 2013 1:00pm PDT
senator and tea party fave rand paul. paul spoke this morning at the u.s. hispanic chamber of commerce setting a tone that reminded some of president george w. bush. >> i think the conversation needs to start by acknowledging that we aren't going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants. if you wish to work, if you wish to live and work in america then we will find a place for you. >> joining us right now for reaction to this and other news of the day of course is senator marco rubio, republican of florida. senator, thanks for joining us. what is your reaction to rand paul's announcement today? how important is this to the cause of immigration reform? >> well, first, thanks for having me on. i wish i had been on yesterday. i could have been the answer to a trivia question. anyway, on the senator paul's speech it is a very good development. there is a growing consensus that something needs to be done about immigration but it needs to be dmon a way that is responsible. in essence we need to do three things. number one we have to reform our legal immigration system. it needs to be moderniz
Mar 25, 2013 1:00pm PDT
dogg and rand paul have in common? they think putting people in jail for smoking pot is crazy. >> the last two presidents could have conceivably been put in jail for their drug use. look what would have happened. it would have ruined their lives. they got lucky, but a lot of poor kids don't get lucky, don't have good attorneys and they go to jail. >> i think it actually would be the last three presidents but who's counting. >> apparently chris wallace. so could rand paul turn the red states green? turning us senior editor for th reporter and cornell belcher. first of all, i have to say, gay marriage and now marijuana legalization, or at least decriminalization. what is going on with the republican party? >> well, you know, i think what's really interesting there is, on the one hand, you've got this liberal shift on social issues on those two issues, and you're not seeing it on abortion. you've seen a real divergence where the country seems to be getting if anything more pro-life and when we could talk about social issues at one monolith ick whole, that's over. >> as far as the
Mar 18, 2013 1:00pm PDT
diplomatic relations with zimbabwe. he also attended the funeral of pope john paul ii and beatification ceremonies in 2011, despite being accused of ordering the torture, beating, maiming, and poisoning of thousands. the vatican says no country, including zimbabwe, get a formal invite, but all nations were informed the event is taking place. >>> it was hard to imagine the situation in syria could get worse, but then it did. within the past hour, there have been reports at the only presidential palace. and earlier today, the state department confirmed the syrian regeem is using fighter jets to fire rockets into neighboring lebanon. while there have not been any reports of injuries, it does raise concerns that the violence could spread throughout the region. u.s. allies like britain and france are signaling they want to lift an arms embargo in order to start arming the rebels to fight the regime, and today, secretary of state john kerry said the u.s. will not change in their way. the change of heart is likely linked to concerns that jihadists supporting the regime could get too powerful.
Mar 20, 2013 1:00pm PDT
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Mar 21, 2013 1:00pm PDT
kept more libertarian senator rand paul of kentucky talking all night on the senate floor earlier this month railing against possible targeted killings on u.s. soil. no final decision has been made on whether the military will take over the drone program. if the change is made we're told it would happen gradually. the latest developments in the u.s. drone policy brings us to a larger question, are we safer here at home because of the strikes overseas and is it right? joining me now to discuss this, jeremy scay hill national security correspondent for "the nation" and here in washington christine phair senior fellow for combatting terrorism at west point and assistant professor at georgetown university. with the military taking over drone strikes assuming this does go through would that alleviate any of your concerns when it comes to transparency or accountability? >> well, first of all, jake, i think we're having the wrong discussion here. the reality is that the military and the cia have both been directing drone strikes for many years now. the military's joint special operations